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Title: Representing Roman statuary using computer generated images
Author: Beale, Gareth
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis explores the potential of computer graphics as a means of producing hypothetical visual reconstructions of a painted statue of a young woman discovered at Herculaneum in 2006 (inv. 4433/87021). The visualisations incorporate accurate representation of experimentally derived data using physically accurate rendering techniques. The statue is reconstructed according to a range of different hypotheses and is visualised within a selection of architectural contexts. The work presented here constitutes both a technical and theoretical innovation for archaeological research. The methodology describes the implementation of physically accurate computer graphical simulation as a tool for the interpretation, visualisation and hypothetical reconstruction of Roman sculpture. These developments are underpinned by a theoretical re-assessment of the value of computationally generated images and computational image making processes to archaeological practice.
Supervisor: Earl, Graeme ; Revell, Louise Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: CC Archaeology